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Besides in Gajah Mada University, (UGM), Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS), ‘Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita’ (‘If Not Us, Then Who?’), Mongabay Indonesia and the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara/AMAN) held the movie premiere and discussion in Uwong Coffee, Yogyakarta, on 6-9 September 2017, featuring Sallombengan Seko, O’Hangana Manyana, Penjaga Hutan Bumi Jargaria and Dari Para Leluhur, four of the 16 documentaries screened. All the documentaries tell the stories of indigenous peoples, whose existence is not recognized...

Following a successful premiere of Sallombengan Seko in Palopo in August, INFIS again held a series of screening and discussions about the struggle of indigenous peoples for their rights. This time the Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita’s roadshow held a premiere and discussion in Yogyakarta. Four movies were screened in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Culture of Gadjah Mada University on Friday afternoon (8/9); they are Sallombengan Seko, Dari Para Leluhur, Penjaga Hutan Bumi Jargaria and Harapan. Made possible through the...

Written By: Een Irawan Putra During the During the DI/TII rebellion (one intending to turn the republic into an Islamic state), a war between the Kahar Muzakar’s troops and the Indonesian Army broke out in Sae – the Ambalong customary territory. All the rice paddies were abandoned as the community fled the area. After the war ended and DI/TII was disbanded, they returned in the late 1990s and opened up the land again as they ran out of rice. They had...

This year Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita (lit. If Not Us, Then Who) put on another public screening of six documentaries, followed by a discussion, on Friday (5/5) in the Hall of Law Faculty of Pattimura University, Ambon, starting from about 11.00 local time (GMT+9). The six documentaries are Penjaga Pulau Jagaria (the Guardians of Jagaria Island), Patani, Pulau Yang Terbebas Dari Kelapa Sawit (Oil Palm-Free Island), Semunying, Dari Para Leluhur (From the Ancestors), and O’Hangana Manyawa. The discussion that followed...

Tree stands upright and sturdy. The root pierces layers of soil, saves human from flood and landslide. The leaves are shady and absorb the pollution. The fruits are feed human and animals. Tree also become oxygen bank for all of the living things in the world. More tree means more oxygen reserved. Overall, tree gives us pretty much benefit. This is the goodness from tree that we forget. We should be wise to treat the tree, to treat our environment. Human...

Palangkaraya, September 2016 – Awareness to save peatland in Central Kalimantan needed to get support from various part. This initiative made some film communities in Palangka Raya to create a documentary about peat-land forests and social economic of the Central Kalimantan people. Indonesia Nature Film Society (INFIS) with USAID Lestari Katingan-Kahayan Landscape and Mongabay Indonesia supported that activity by provide video documentary workshop which held on September 8th – 9th, 2016 at Golden Christian School, Palangka Raya. Some representatives of community...